Michiko Akaka is a medical doctor from Nagoya, Japan and relocated to Hawai'i to spend her life together with Alan. Michiko has a deep passion for music and has done research on the effects of music on learning, memory, and wellness. Studies show that musicians and singers are more likely to carry a positive attitude and display confidence on and off the stage.
Michiko has played the keyboard in a band in Japan, participated in Hawaiian concerts dancing the hula and studied ‘ukulele. Michiko co-created the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i program as a viable way to engage people in music and to make music an everyday part of their lives, their family's lives, and her own life.
Statewide Steel Guitar Festivals
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival